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CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The data items excluded from the 2006-07 calculations on a national accounts basis were included in the more detailed tables. That is, other operating expenses was included in the Use of income tables under the category 'Other expenses'. In this satellite account other operating expenses are included in the category 'Purchases of goods and services - Other purchases of services'.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SYSTEM OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS 2008
The 2006-07 NPI satellite account was compiled according to the System of National Accounts, 1993 (SNA93). The ABS implemented the revised System of National Accounts, 2008 (2008 SNA) in the ASNA in November 2009. A major change in 2008 SNA, which affects NPIs, is the recognition of their expenditure on research and development (R&D) as own-account capital formation. The impact of this change is to increase the level of output and gross value added for NPIs. For further information about the treatment of R&D see paragraphs 9.35-9.40 in the Australian System of National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2013 (cat. no. 5216.0).
NON-MARKET OUTPUT OF MARKET PRODUCERS
The method for compiling the value of non-market output of market producers has been refined. The new method has been used to compile both the 2006-07 and the 2012-13 estimates in this publication. In the 2006-07 NPI satellite account the method involved an aggregate calculation of non-market output at the International Classification of Non-Profit Organizations (ICNPO) Group level. The new method is calculated at the unit level. The impact is an increase in non-market output of market producers for 2006-07.
Membership fees for non-market NPIs were treated as income from service provision in the 2006-07 issue of this publication. The System of National Accounts recommends membership fees for non-market NPIs to be treated as transfers. This change in treatment has been applied to the 2012-13 estimates. To ensure consistency, the 2006-07 estimates in this publication have also been revised to reflect this change in treatment.
Membership fees for market NPIs are shown as income from service provision in both this publication and the 2006-07 publication.
The value of volunteering services was sourced from the ABS General Social Survey 2014 (cat. no. 4159.0) that included an expanded section on voluntary work, including the number of volunteers to non-profit institutions and the hours volunteered. The hours volunteered were assigned a wage rate taken from the ABS Employee Earnings and Hours survey to estimate the value of volunteering services. Appendix 6 provides more information on the data sources and compilation methods used to estimate the value of volunteering services.
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